We have expanded our partner network to 165 faith-based health centers and hospitals in Uganda, Burundi, Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. After running trial partnerships, we know these health centers are committed and capable of implementing our standard of care.
Since launching Burundi operations in 2012 with 10 health center partners, our network has grown to 170 facilities in Burundi, Uganda, Malawi and the DRC, together seeing over 1,500,000 patient visits per year. By 2023, we plan to work in 1,000 health centers across 10 African countries, transforming care for more than 10,000,000 patient visits.
TO DATE, OUR FIRST COHORT OF
TEN HEALTH CENTERS HAS SHOWN
IMPROVEMENT OF 112%
ALL AT AN AVERAGE MARGINAL COST OF
LESS THAN $1 PER PATIENT VISIT.
We leverage existing resources for high impact. This ensures an exceptional return on investment. On the ground, we work with established health centers and provide them with the necessary tools to expand the scope of their services. Through these strategic investments in local systems, we transform healthcare for millions of patients without the limitations of traditional, high cost/low return interventions.
We apply our Quality Score Card (QSC) after every module to measure partners’ performance across key areas. These include pharmacy operations, management and clinical practices. To create the QSC, our nursing and public health specialists drew on standards established by local ministries of health, as well as the USAID/Smiling Sun Health Services Quality and Monitoring Supervision Clinic Preparedness Guide, January 2010 and the IFC Self-Assessment Guide for Health Care Organizations from the Joint Commission International and Safecare.
The QSC covers all indicators that the ministries of health include in their own health center evaluations and then goes beyond to quantify staff adherence to LifeNet-taught best practices. With it, we calculate a robust composite score for each health center that indicates the impact of our interventions on health care quality over time. In addition to the QSC, we also administer pre- and post-training tests to monitor partner center staff at the individual level. We regularly see drastic increases in individual scores as many nurses receive training in these best practices for the first time.
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